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Mundijong trainer Michael Young has Orlando Blue racing in peak form, and the WA-bred four-year-old stretched his winning sequence to four when he gave another bold frontrunning display to score a narrow victory in the 2536m Direct Trades Supply Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Shannon Suvaljko took full advantage of the No. 1 barrier with Orlando Blue, the $2.30 favourite, who was able to cover the first 800m of the final mile in 60.7sec. before sprinting over the final two 400m sections in 27.1sec. and 28.5sec.
Dont Bother Me None, the second fancy at $2.45 at his first appearance for two months, began from barrier five and Dylan Egerton-Green sent the four-year-old forward, three wide, for the first 400m before settling in the breeze.
Dont Bother Me None fought on determinedly and failed by just a half-head. It was a splendid effort, and he will pay to follow.
Orlando Blue, who rated 1.58.7, has had 12 starts for Young for six wins and two placings to improve his career record to 36 starts for 11 wins, nine placings and $114,348 in stakes.